Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 4, 2015

Birding Emeryville Shoreline 9/4/15

This evening I went birding along the Emeryville with five other birders as part of World Shorebird Day.  We walked from the Emeryville shoreline near fire station along the shore and through the park and Marina from just  5:50 PM – 8:15 PM during high tide.

The bird of the day was a Common Murre that we saw shortly before leaving. The most abundant bird was the Marbled Godwit. We identified 26 birds to species (including non-shorebirds). We also saw a swallow that quickly flew by and we were unable to see well enough to ID. There were also a number of immature gulls that we were not able to identify.

 

Click read more below to see full bird list and number of birds seen.

Double-crested Cormorant  10
Brown Pelican  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  3
Black Oystercatcher  2
Willet  30
Whimbrel  10
Marbled Godwit  300
Black Turnstone  5
Least Sandpiper  3
Long-billed Dowitcher  1
Common Murre  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Western Gull  12
gull sp.  5
Forster’s Tern  2
Mourning Dove  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Black Phoebe  1
American Crow  3
swallow sp.  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Bushtit  6
European Starling  5
Song Sparrow  2
California Towhee  2
Brewer’s Blackbird  25
House Finch  6
Lesser Goldfinch  1


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